Family Law Experts React To Pop Star Cheryl’s Alleged Divorce

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is said to have filed for divorce from Jean-Bernard

11.01.2016

The media have speculated that the former Girls Aloud singer and X-Factor judge, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has filed legal papers to divorce her husband, Jean-Bernard, on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.

The pair married in July 2014 and reports suggest they haven’t signed a prenup which means the pair will either have to come to an agreed settlement or face a court battle to decide how to split their assets.

The latest news comes less than six years after she filed for divorce from her then ex-husband footballer Ashley Cole.

Specialist family and divorce lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have urged couples to understand the importance of prenuptial agreements, and to ensure one is in place to protect each other should anything change in the marriage.

Expert Opinion
A prenuptial agreement may seem unromantic to some but it serves an important role in helping to protect assets within a relationship. It is particularly useful for wealthy people or those who have family heirlooms or properties they want to keep in the family.

Sadly the statistics show that many marriages end in divorce and a pre-nup can save costly arguments particularly in circumstances where one party comes to the marriage with a greater share of the assets.

When deciding divorce settlements, a 50/50 split isn't always the starting point and definitely wouldn't be in a short childless marriage like this.
Elizabeth Hicks, Partner

For more information visit our pre-marital agreement page.